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Member Benefits

Membership in TACFS provides you, your agency, and your clients with complete access to the latest in state and federal legislative and regulatory information, interpreted to meet the needs of your agency. You will also have access to the latest research, policy papers, best practice information, and exclusive membership resources and networking opportunities. 

Other membership benefits include:

  • Member Directory listing all TACFS members and supporting members
  • Executive Director's Update e-mailed regularly to inform you of the latest in legislation and regulation
  • Weekly Updates that provide best practice information, trends in child welfare, state and national news, TACFS agency news, training and job information
  • Member surveys and data collection published periodically
  • Discounts for products and services


Examples of Alliance Benefits

With over two decades of experience, Praesidium, Inc. is the national leader in sexual abuse risk management. Praesidium offers a full range of abuse prevention and loss control services to help protect those in your care from abuse and preserve trust in your organization. TACFS members receive a 10% discount on Praesidium’s abuse risk management services, including staff and foster parent training, onsite risk assessments, criminal background checks, and more. Also included is a free one-hour phone consultation regarding the organization’s abuse risk and prevention strategies.

To learn more, please contact TACFS, or visit or contact Praesidium at 817.801.7773.

The Council on Accreditation (COA) partners with human service organizations worldwide to improve service delivery outcomes by developing, applying, and promoting accreditation standards. Over 1,500 organizations - voluntary, public and proprietary, local and statewide, large and small - have successfully achieved COA accreditation or are currently engaged in the process. As a sponsoring organization, TACFS members receive a 25% discount on COA accreditation and re-accreditation fees - a savings that can fully offset the cost of TACFS membership dues. For more information, contact TACFS at or (512) 892-2683.

KaleidaCare's web-based care management and reporting system, "KaleidaCare Solutions" is designed to support the needs of social service organizations by empowering those involved to enhance care, protect funding and safeguard licensing. KaleidaCare is currently being used by many TACFS members as well as many other service providers across the US and Canada.

Through our partnership with KaleidaCare, current and future TACFS member agencies will receive a 10% discount on KaleidaCare products. For more information or to set up a free demonstration, you can visit their web site ( or call 1-800-913-9883.

National Salary Survey from the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities

The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities has made this annual compensation Report available to TACFS members at a significant discount. This report provides important salary data for offering competitive compensation packages. To order your copy, contact TACFS at or (512) 892-2683.

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